draining pressure relief valve

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by serpentnoir, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. serpentnoir

    serpentnoir New Member

    Apr 5, 2013
    I just installed a new well tank and decided to install a pressure relief valve. The old tank/Tee did not have one. From reading some posts here I noticed that people have ended up with flooded basements when excessive pressure opens the valve. I want to plumb a drain to outside using pvc in the event that the relief valve would open. Thus preventing a big mess in the basement.

    Is this acceptable or common practice?
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Very much acceptable and is the best thing to do. A lot of people don't, then wish they had.
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